Why the DS Rocks - Official Game Recommendation Thread

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We've all seen those too many of those "please recommend me a DS game" threads that pop up pretty much three times a week, and we're all a bit sick of them. So, with a little bit of inspiration from this excellent PSP thread and in the interest of putting an end to these threads once and for all, and also to celebrate the system's third fifth year of life, I present the official recommendation thread of games that people seem to like.

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GAME GENRE TABLE OF CONTENTS

Action & Action-Adventure
Shooters & Flight Games
Platforming
Music & Rhythm
Fighting Games
RPGs & Action RPGs
Strategy Games & Strategy RPGs
Simulation Games
Adventure Games
Miscellaneous & Unclassifiable Games
Puzzle Games
Sports & Racing Games
List of Other Recommendation Threads





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ACTION & ACTION-ADVENTURE

CASTLEVANIA: DAWN OF SORROW
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
US Release: Released

• read a LTTP GAF thread
• read a second LTTP GAF thread
• watch an old trailer




CASTLEVANIA: ORDER OF ECCLESIA
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
US Release: Released

• read the "best Metroidvania ever" GAF thread
• watch an awesome trailer




CASTLEVANIA: PORTRAIT OF RUIN
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• read a LTTP thread
• read another LTTP thread




CONTRA 4
Developer: WayForward
Publisher: Konami
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread of manliness
• watch the E3 2007 trailer




DARK VOID ZERO
Developer: Other Ocean Interactive
Publisher: Capcom
US Release: Released

• read the GAF official thread




DRAGON BALL ORIGINS
Developer: Game Republic
Publisher: Atari
US Release: Released




DRAGON QUEST HEROES: ROCKET SLIME
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread
• watch a hilarious trailer
• read the "Is Rocket Slime awesome?" thread (yes, it is)
• read the LTTP thread




ELEBITS: THE ADVENTURES OF KAI AND ZERO
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
US Release: Released




EXCLAMATION WARRIORS
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (Import Title)

• watch the game demo
• read the hdrlying article




FRESHLY PICKED TINGLE'S ROSEY RUPEELAND
Developer: Vanpool
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (European/English Import)

• watch the English trailer
• read the GAF thread




GRAND THEFT AUTO: CHINATOWN WARS
Developer: Rockstar Leeds
Publisher: Take 2
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




LEGEND OF KAGE 2
Developer: Taito
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released




LEGEND OF ZELDA: PHANTOM HOURGLASS
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• read the GAF Japanese release thread
• watch the official trailer




LEGEND OF ZELDA: SPIRIT TRACKS
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• watch the E3 2009 trailer




LUNAR KNIGHTS
Developer: Kojima Productions
Publisher: Konami
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




MEGA MAN ZX
Developer: IntiCreates
Publisher: Capcom
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




MEGA MAN ZX ADVENT
Developer: IntiCreates
Publisher: Capcom
US Release: Released




METAL SLUG 7
Developer: SNK Playmore
Publisher: SNK Playmore
US Release: Released

• watch the trailer
• read the GAF thread
• read the second GAF thread




MONSTER TALE
Developer: Dreamrift
Publisher: Majesco
US Release: 12/2010

• read the information thread
Nintendo Power said:
While the bright dot-pixel graphics are reminiscent of Ong's previous game [Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure], Monster Tale seems to owe more to Metroid and Castlevania than to the straightforward action titles that inspired Henry Hatsworth. Rather than simple unidirectional levels packed with enemies, Monster Tale provides an open world full of puzzlelike obstacles that Ellie can clear as she learns new abilities from the obelisks that have been scattered throughout the maps.



NINJA GAIDEN: DRAGON SWORD
Developer: Team Ninja
Publisher: Tecmo
US Release: Released

• watch the Tokyo Game Show trailer
• watch the Gamersyde gameplay videos
• read the GAF official thread
• read the GAF demo thread




OKAMIDEN: THE LITTLE SUN
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
US Release: 03/2011

• read the meltdown-filled announcement thread
• watch the first trailer




PROJECT CODA aka SOLA TO ROBO (Tail Concerto 2)
Developer: CyberConnect2
Publisher: Namco
US Release: 2010

• read the information/artwork thread
• watch the trailer




SCRIBBLENAUTS
Developer: 5th Cell
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
US Release: Released

• read the GAF official release thread
• read the GAF impressions thread
• watch a trailer
• GameSpot: Winner, Game of Show, E3 2009
• IGN: Winner, Game of Show, E3 2009
• GameSpy: Winner, Game of Show, E3 2009




SUPER SCRIBBLENAUTS
Developer: 5th Cell
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
US Release: 2010




SHANTAE: RISKY'S REVENGE
Developer: WayForward
Publisher: WayForward
US Release: TBA
*DSi-exclusive*





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SHOOTERS & FLIGHT

BANGAI-O SPIRITS
Developer: Treasure
Publisher: ESP
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread
• watch the Tokyo Game Show trailer
• watch the English trailer




BIG BANG MINI
Developer: Arkedo Studio
Publisher: SouthPeak Games
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread




GEOMETRY WARS GALAXIES
Developer: Kuju Entertainment
Publisher: Sierra
US Release: Released

• watch a gameplay trailer
• watch a second gameplay trailer
• read the GAF thread




GLORY DAYS 2
Developer: Odenis Studios
Publisher: Secret Stash Games
US Release: Released

• watch the trailer




JET IMPULSE
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (Import Title)

• watch the trailer
• watch a gameplay demo
• read the GAF thread




KETSUI: DEATH LABEL
Developer: Cave
Publisher: Arika
US Release: None (Import Title)

• read the GAF thread
• watch the trailer




METAL TORRENT (Japan Title: AA MUJOU SETSUNA)
Developer: Arika
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: 2010
*DSi-exclusive*

• watch gameplay trailer #1




METROID PRIME HUNTERS
Developer: NST
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




NANOSTRAY 2
Developer: Shin'en
Publisher: Majesco
US Release: Released

• watch the first trailer
• read the sorta official thread




SPACE INVADERS EXTREME
Developer: Taito
Publisher: Taito
US Release: Released

• read the GAF "Is this the portable GOTY?" thread
• watch the trailer
• ... or another trailer




SPACE INVADERS EXTREME 2
Developer: Taito
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: 10/19/09

• watch the trailer

 
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PLATFORMING

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Developer: Etranges Libellules
Publisher: Disney
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• watch the trailer




DONKEY KONG: JUNGLE CLIMBER
Developer: Paon
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




EXIT DS
Developer: Taito
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released




GREAT GIANA SISTERS DS
Developer: Spellbound
Publisher: DTP Entertainment
US Release: TBA

• read the official GAF thread
• watch a trailer




HENRY HATSWORTH IN THE PUZZLING ADVENTURE
Developer: EA Tiberon
Publisher: EA
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread
• watch the trailer




KIRBY: CANVAS CURSE
Developer: HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the appreciation thread
• read the second appreciation thread
• watch a trailer




KIRBY: SQUEAK SQUAD
Developer: Flagship
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• watch a trailer




KIRBY: SUPER STAR ULTRA
Developer: HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread




MARIO vs. DONKEY KONG: MARCH OF THE MINIS
Developer: NST
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released




MARIO vs. DONKEY KONG: MINI-LAND MAYHEM
Developer: NST
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: 2010




MARIO vs. DONKEY KONG: MINIS MARCH AGAIN
Developer: NST
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released
*DSi-exclusive*




MIGHTY FLIP CHAMPS
Developer: WayForward
Publisher: WayForward
US Release: Released
*DSi-exclusive*

• read the official GAF thread




NEW! SUPER MARIO BROS.
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the LTTP thread
• read a retrospective thread




SONIC RUSH
Developer: Dimps
Publisher: Sega
US Release: Released

• read an appreciation thread
• read another appreciation thread




SONIC RUSH ADVENTURE
Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: Sega
US Release: Released




SOUL BUBBLES
Developer: Mekensleep
Publisher: Eidos
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF love letter thread
• watch a gameplay video
• read a semi-LTTP thread




SUPER PRINCESS PEACH
Developer: Tose
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• watch a trailer




YOSHI'S ISLAND 2
Developer: Artoon
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• watch a trailer





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MUSIC & RHYTHM

DAIGASSO! BAND BROS.
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (Import Title)




ELITE BEAT AGENTS
Developer: iNiS
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• watch a trailer




KORG DS-10 SYNTHESIZER
Developer: AQ Interactive
Publisher: XSEED Games
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread
• read the creation sharing thread




OUENDAN
Developer: iNiS
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (Import Title)

• read the official thread
• read the anniversary thread




OUENDAN 2
Developer: iNiS
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (Import Title)

• read the official thread
• read the announcement thread





RHYTHM HEAVEN
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread
• watch the trailer



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FIGHTING

BLEACH: BLADE OF FATE
Developer: Treasure
Publisher: Sega
US Release: Released




BLEACH: DARK SOULS
Developer: Treasure
Publisher: Sega
US Release: Released

• read the official thread




JUMP! SUPER STARS
Developer: Ganbarion
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (Import Title)




JUMP! ULTIMATE STARS
Developer: Ganbarion
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (Import Title)

• read the official thread

 
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RPG & ACTION RPG

4 WARRIORS OF LIGHT: FINAL FANTASY GAIDEN
Developer: Square Enix / Matrix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: 2010

• read the announcement/info thread
• watch the field gameplay trailer
• watch the short battle trailer




7th DRAGON
Developer: Image Epoch
Publisher: Sega
US Release: None (Import Title)

• read the official GAF thread
• watch the trailer




BLUE DRAGON: COLOSSAL BEAST OF THE UNDERWORLD
Developer: tri-Crescendo
Publisher: Namco Bandai
US Release: Released

• read the GAF information/video thread




DRAGON QUEST IV: CHAPTERS OF THE CHOSEN
Developer: Matrix / Artepiazza
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• watch the trailer
• read the GAF Japanese release thread
• read the GAF US/European release thread




DRAGON QUEST V: HAND OF THE HEAVENLY BRIDE
Developer: Matrix / Artepiazza
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread
• watch the trailer




DRAGON QUEST VI: REALMS OF REVERIE
Developer: Matrix / Artepiazza
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: 2010




DRAGON QUEST IX: DEFENDERS OF THE SKY
Developer: Square Enix / Level 5
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• read the official Japanese release thread
• watch the old trailer
• read the news/info thread
• read the loltastic announcement thread




DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: JOKER
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




ETRIAN ODYSSEY
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus
US Release: Released

• read the Etrian Odyssey thread
Jeremy Parish said:
Not a game for everyone, but for those who appreciate its design ambitions -- in short, to bring everything that made classic PC RPGs great into the modern era -- it's absolutely perfect. I'd have given this a crazy high score if I'd been on the review, but since it was localized by a friend I had to step back and let Andrew Fitch stand up for its honor instead. Still, believe me when I say there's no personal bias about my love for this game; all I did on my daily commute for months was explore the labyrinth of the world tree. I can't wait for the sequel.
• read the Etrian Odyssey Advice thread (you may need it)
• read the Late to the Party thread
• read the "Jeremy Parish Loves This Game" thread
• watch a trailer




ETRIAN ODYSSEY II: HEROES OF LAGAARD
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• watch an exploration trailer




ETRIAN ODYSSEY III: THE DROWNED CITY
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus
US Release: 2010




FANTASY LIFE
Developer: Level-5 / Brownie Brown
Publisher: Level-5
US Release: TBA




FINAL FANTASY III REMAKE
Developer: Matrix / Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• watch the awesome opening
• read the real official GAF thread
• read the poseur GAF thread




FINAL FANTASY IV REMAKE
Developer: Matrix / Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• watch the trailer
• read the GAF thread




FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: RING OF FATES
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• watch the trailer
• read the GAF Japanese thread
• read the GAF North American thread




GOLDEN SUN DS
Developer: Camelot
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: 2010

• watch the E3 2009 trailer




INAZUMA ELEVEN
Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Level-5
US Release: TBA

• read the official GAF thread
• watch the trailer
• watch the gameplay demo




INAZUMA ELEVEN 2
Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Level-5
US Release: TBA

• watch the trailer




INFINITE SPACE
Developer: Platinum Games / Nudemaker
Publisher: Sega
US Release: Released

• read the Japanese info/impressions thread
• watch the first anime promo
• watch the second anime promo
• watch the TGS 2008 trailer
• read 1up's playthrough guide: Dragon Quest + Star Control
• read 1up's playthrough guide: what Star Ocean Should've Been
• read 1up's playthrough guide: the Most Ambitious DS Game





KINGDOM HEARTS: 358/2 DAYS
Developer: h.a.n.d. / Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• watch the E3 2008 trailer




MARIO & LUIGI: BOWSER'S INSIDE STORY
Developer: AlphaDream
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the Japanese release thread
• read the US release thread
• watch the E3 2009 trailer




MARIO & LUIGI: PARTNERS IN TIME
Developer: Alphadream
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released




MYSTERIOUS DUNGEON: SHIREN THE WANDERER
Developer: Chunsoft
Publisher: Sega
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• read the Game Set Watch article




NINOKUNI: THE ANOTHER WORLD
Developer: Level-5 / Studio Ghibli
Publisher: Level-5
US Release: TBA

• watch the TGS 2009 trailer
• watch a TGS 2009 gameplay demo
• watch a second TGS 2009 gameplay demo
• read Andriasang.com's demo impressions
• read Chris Kohler's demo impressions




PHANTASY STAR Ø
Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: Sega
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread
• watch the trailer




POKEMON DIAMOND & PEARL & PLATINUM
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




POKEMON BLACK & WHITE
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: 2011




PROFESSOR LAYTON'S LONDON LIFE
Developer: Level-5 / Brownie Brown
Publisher: Level-5
US Release: TBA




RADIANT HISTORIA
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus
US Release: TBA

• read a summary of the game
• read the staff list




SAGA 2: GODDESS OF DESTINY
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: None (Import Title)

• watch the SaGa 2 trailer
• watch the SaGa series 20th Anniversay trailer




SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI: STRANGE JOURNEY
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus
US Release: Released

• read the announcement thread
• watch the trailer




SIGMA HARMONICS
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: None (Import Title)

• watch the trailer




SOMA BRINGER
Developer: Monolith Software
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (Import Title)

• read the HDRLying review
• read Duckroll's review
• read the official GAF thread
• watch the official trailer




SUIKODEN TIERKREIS
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread
• watch the trailer




SUMMON NIGHT: TWIN AGE
Developer: Flight Plan
Publisher: Banpresto
US Release: Released




TALES OF HEARTS
Developer: Tales Studio
Publisher: Namco
US Release: None (Import Title)

• read the official Japanese thread
• read Ducky's review thread
• watch the 1st trailer
• watch the TGS trailer




TALES OF INNOCENCE
Developer: Alfa Systems
Publisher: Namco
US Release: None (Import Title)

• watch the Tokyo Game Show trailer
• watch the promo trailer
• read the GAF thread
• read Bebpo's review thread




THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU
Developer: Jupiter / Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• read Trin's review
• watch the first trailer
• watch the second trailer
Trin's hdrlying said:
It's a Wonderful World The World Ends with You offers a wealth of new ideas for Japanese RPGs, as well as solutions for old problems, all the while maintaining a strong and consistent Japanese hip hop style that hasn't been so prevalent since Jet Set Radio for the Dreamcast. [...] There's no denying that IAWW is exactly what Square Enix needs to show the world that they haven't forgotten how to make an original RPG game, and that they haven't forgotten what it's like to really change the way we look at handheld gaming.
 
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STRATEGY & STRATEGY RPG

ADVANCE WARS: DAYS OF RUIN
Developer: Intelligent Systems
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the official thread
• read the pre-release thread
• watch the truly awesome trailer




ADVANCE WARS: DUAL STRIKE
Developer: Intelligent Systems
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read a LTTP thread




AGE OF EMPIRES: AGE OF KINGS
Developer: Backbone Entertainment
Publisher: Majesco
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




AGE OF EMPIRES: MYTHOLOGIES
Developer: THQ
Publisher: THQ
US Release: Released




ASH: ARCHAIC SEALED HEAT
Developer: Mistwalker / Racjin
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (Import Title)

• read the GAF thread
• opening movie
• cinematic collection
• gameplay commercial 1
• gameplay commercial 2
• combat tutorial 1
• combat tutorial 2




CULDCEPT DS
Developer: Omiya Soft
Publisher: Sega
US Release: None (Import Title)




FINAL FANTASY XII: REVENANT WINGS
Developer: Square Enix / Think & Feel
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• E3 trailer
• commercial
• cutscenes & CG
• gameplay trailer 1
• gameplay trailer 2




FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: GRIMOIRE OF THE RIFT
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• watch the first trailer
• read the GAF thread
• read the other GAF thread




FRONT MISSION 1st
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• read the Hardcore Gaming 101 article
• read the GAF thread




FIRE EMBLEM: SHADOW DRAGON
Developer: Intelligent Systems
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread




KNIGHTS IN THE NIGHTMARE
Developer: Sting
Publisher: Sting
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread
• watch the English trailer
• watch the 1st tutorial video
• watch the 2nd tutorial video
• watch the 3rd tutorial video
• watch the 4th tutorial video





LOCK'S QUEST
Developer: 5th Cell
Publisher: THQ
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread




MIGHT & MAGIC: CLASH OF HEROES
Developer: Capybara Games
Publisher: Ubisoft
US Release: Released

• read the GAF preview thread




PANZER TACTICS
Developer: Sproing
Publisher: Conspiracy Entertainment
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• watch the trailer




SANGOKUSHI TAISEN
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
US Release: None (Import Title)

• watch the gameplay demo
• read the "Sega Redeems Themselves" GAF thread




SID MEIER'S CIVILIZATION REVOLUTION
Developer: Firaxis
Publisher: Take Two
US Release: Released




SHINING FORCE FEATHER
Developer: Flightplan
Publisher: Sega
US Release: None (Import Title)

• watch the trailer




SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI: DEVIL SURVIVOR
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus
US Release: Released

• read the US release thread
• read the Japanese release thread
• watch the English trailer
• watch the battle gameplay trailer
• watch the fusion system trailer




SUMMON NIGHT 1 DS
Developer: Flightplan
Publisher: Banpresto
US Release: None (Import Title)

• read the Hardcore Gaming 101 article




SUMMON NIGHT 2 DS
Developer: Flightplan
Publisher: Banpresto
US Release: None (Import Title)




VALKYRIE PROFILE: COVENANT OF THE PLUME
Developer: tri-Ace
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• watch the trailer




WORMS: OPEN WARFARE 2
Developer: Team 17
Publisher: THQ
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• read the 2nd GAF thread





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SIMULATION

ANIMAL CROSSING: WILD WORLD
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




ANNO 1701: DAWN OF DISCOVERY
Developer: Sunflowers
Publisher: Disney
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




DAWN OF DISCOVERY 2
Developer: Sunflowers
Publisher: Ubisoft
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




NINTENDOGS
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released




RUNE FACTORY
Developer: Neverland
Publisher: Marvelous
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• read the second GAF thread




RUNE FACTORY 2
Developer: Neverland
Publisher: Marvelous
US Release: Released




RUNE FACTORY 3
Developer: Neverland
Publisher: Marvelous
US Release: 2010





THEME PARK DS
Developer: EA
Publisher: EA
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




VIVA PINATA: POCKET PARADISE
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
US Release: Released

 
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ADVENTURE

9 HOURS, 9 PERSONS, 9 DOORS
Developer: Chunsoft
Publisher: Spike
US Release: 2010




ACE ATTORNEY INVESTIGATIONS: MILES EDGEWORTH
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
US Release: Released

• watch the E3 2009 trailer




APOLLO JUSTICE, ACE ATTORNEY
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread
• read the a LTTP thread
• read the Hardcore Gaming 101 article




BROKEN SWORD: SHADOW OF THE TEMPLARS DIRECTOR'S CUT
Developer: Revolution
Publisher: Ubisoft
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread
• read the 2nd thread




CHIBI ROBO: HAPPY RICH CLEANING
Developer: Skip, Ltd.
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (Import Title)




CHIBI ROBO: PARK PATROL
Developer: Skip, Ltd.
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released




DEMENTIUM: THE WARD
Developer: Renegade Kid
Publisher: Gamecock
US Release: Released

• watch the creepy trailer
• read the GAF thread




FINAL FANTASY FABLES: CHOCOBO TALES
Developer: h.a.n.d.
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: Released

• read the hdrlying review
• read the GAF thread




FLOWER, SUN, & RAIN
Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture
Publisher: Marvelous
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• read the hdrlying write-up (part one)
• read the hdrlying write-up (part two)




GHOST TRICK: PHANTOM DETECTIVE
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
US Release: 11/16/2010

• read the GAF announcement/info thread




HOTEL DUSK: ROOM 215
Developer: Cing
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• watch the trailer
• read the hdrlying review
• read the GAF thread
• read the GAF reflections thread
• read the GAF hype thread




JAKE HUNTER, DETECTIVE CHRONICLES: MEMORIES OF THE PAST
Developer:
Publisher:
US Release: Released




LAST WINDOW: THE SECRET OF CAPE WEST
Developer: Cing
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: 2010

Still no English screens? Unbelievable.


PHOENIX WRIGHT, ACE ATTORNEY
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
US Release: Released

• read a LTTP thread
• read the Hardcore Gaming 101 article




PHOENIX WRIGHT, ACE ATTORNEY 2: JUSTICE FOR ALL
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
US Release: Released

• read the Hardcore Gaming 101 article
• read the GAF thread
• read another LTTP thread
• ... and another...




PHOENIX WRIGHT, ACE ATTORNEY 3: TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
US Release: Released

• read the Hardcore Gaming 101 article
• read the GAF thread
• read the GAF Japanese release thread
• read a LTTP thread
• read another LTTP thread




PROFESSOR LAYTON & THE CURIOUS VILLAGE
Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Level-5
US Release: Released

• watch the trailer
• read the GAF thread
• read the Wired Game|Life review
Chris Kohler said:
Professor Layton and the Curious Village for Nintendo DS is, then, exactly my kind of video game. Which is funny, as nothing like it has ever been made before. It's a collection of a hundred-odd logic puzzles with a beautiful animated story wrapped around them. It's also the poster child for the innovative nature of the DS: A game with simple, accessible mechanics that is still devilishly difficult. [...] Layton is addictive. There's no other way to describe it. I've never played a videogame before that mostly consisted of me staring at my DS for minutes or hours on end, just thinking. And never thought I could enjoy it so much.



PROFESSOR LAYTON & THE DIABOLICAL BOX
Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Level-5
US Release: Released

• read the GAF official thread
• read the GAF Japanese thread
• watch the E3 2009 trailer




PROFESSOR LAYTON & THE UNWOUND FUTURE
Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Level-5
US Release: 2010

• read the GAF thread




PROFESSOR LAYTON & THE MALEVOLENT FLUTE
Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Level-5
US Release: TBA




PROJECT HACKER
Developer: Red Entertainment
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (Import Title)




RIPENING TINGLE'S BALLOON TRIP OF LOVE
Developer: VanPool
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (Import Title)




TIME HOLLOW
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
US Release: Released

• watch the trailer
• read 1up's preview
• read Silicon Era's preview




TRACE MEMORY
Developer: Cing
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read a LTTP thread




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OTHER

CARD HERO DS
Developer: Nintendo / Intelligent Systems
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: None (Import Title)

• watch the game's commercials
• read about the game
• read the GAF thread
• read the hdrlying translation guide (part one)
• read the hdrlying translation guide (part two)




CLUBHOUSE GAMES
Developer: Agenda
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• list of games included




DRAGON QUEST + MARIO IN ITADAKI STREET DS
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: None (Import Title)




ENGLISH OF THE DEAD
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
US Release: Import, Bitches




METROID PRIME PINBALL
Developer: Fuse Games
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released




RETRO GAME CHALLENGE
Developer: Namco
Publisher: XSEED Games
US Release: Released

• read the 1up preview
• read Chris Kohler's article
• read Kohler's impressions
• read the Japanese thread
• read the official GAF thread




RETRO GAME CHALLENGE 2
Developer: Namco
Publisher: Namco
US Release: None (Import Title)

• watch the fucking amazing Super Demon Returns trailer

 
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PUZZLE

BOXLIFE
Developer: Skip, Ltd.
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released
*DSi-exclusive*




FEEL THE MAGIC XX/XY
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
US Release: Released




MAGNETICA
Developer: Mitchell
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released




METEOS
Developer: Q Entertainment
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD PUZZLE DS
Developer: BudCat
Publisher: Majesco
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




PEGGLE: DUAL SHOT
Developer: Q Entertainment
Publisher: PopCap
US Release: Released

• read the official GAF thread




PICROSS
Developer: Jupiter
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




PICROSS 3D
Developer: Jupiter
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: TBA

• watch a demo trailer




PICTOBITS
Developer: Skip, Ltd.
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released
*DSi-exclusive*




PLANET PUZZLE LEAGUE (aka Panel de Pon aka Tetris Attack)
Developer: Intelligent Systems
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




TETRIS DS
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread




TRAUMA CENTER: UNDER THE KNIFE
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus
US Release: Released

• read a GAF appreciation thread
• read another GAF appreciation thread
• this game is kind of appreciated




TRAUMA CENTER: UNDER THE KNIFE 2
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus
US Release: Released

• read the GAF thread
• read the announcement/info thread




WARIO WARE: D.I.Y.
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: TBA

• watch the E3 2009 trailer
1up said:
But the most intriguing new title revealed isn't for the DSi Ware store at all: Called Made in Me, it's a new DS game created by the WarioWare team that allows you to make your own WarioWare-styled mini-games. You can then play the games on your DS, or -- with an accompanying Wii game -- you can upload and play them on your console. We imagine something close to Little Big Planet, only completely insane.



WARIO WARE: TOUCHED
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released




YOSUMIN
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
US Release: None (Import Title)

• read the hdrlying GOTY award
• read the hdrlying review
• read Amir0x's preview
• read the GAF thread






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SPORTS & RACING

MARIO KART DS
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Released




TONY HAWK'S AMERICAN SK8LAND
Developer: Vicarious Visions
Publisher: Activision
US Release: Released




TONY HAWK'S PROVING GROUND DS
Developer: Vicarious Visions
Publisher: Activision
US Release: Released




TRACKMANIA DS
Developer: Firebrand Games
Publisher: Atlus
US Release: Released

 
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In loving eternal memory of dear departed dog$:

Best DS games?
Best DS games?
Bought a DSL, need game recommendations
Buying a DS, what games to get and how do I get homebrew action?
DS buying binge - help me out!!
DS games worth getting (Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 pimp thread)?
DSL Color choice.
DS Screenshot thread (56k no)
Everybody name your five (5) favorite DS games... or explain why others' choices suck
Getting my girlfriend a DS, what would be some good games to get?
Going to buy a new DS game right now, quick suggestions
Good japanese DS titles?
Help GAF! I'm choosing a new Puzzler for DS!
I just bought a DSlite! (Recommend me games plus does AC get better?)
Just bought a DS, some thoughts and fishing for reccomendations
Just bought a nintendo DS! tell me some great non traditional games!
Just got DS lite, suggest 3 games?
just rebought a nintendo DS (LITE!)... which of these games should i get?
LTTP: So I bought a DS Lite today... What games should I buy?
NDS Lite ~ Major Improvement on Screens but A Step Back with D-PAD
Need a new DS game...
Need Nintendo DS game reccomendations!
New to the DS club! Where do I collect my jacket?
Now that Zelda's been released, what games are you anticipating for DS?
Recommend me good DS games
Recommend me some DS games to import
Recommend me some import DS games.
so...DS homebrew..whats up?
So I got a DS Lite for 1 buck
The gf bought me a DS Lite. Some questions!
The State of DS Homebrew (hint: It rocks. Seriously)
Unbelievably LFTP, thinking about buying a DS
Upcoming DS Games Megathread
Very late here, but just got a DS lite where do I start?
What upcoming DS games should I be excited about?
Why the DS Rocks - Official Game Recommendation Thread
 

HolyCheck

I want a tag give me a tag
Oct 30, 2006
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Excellento threado

This is just what i need, now to pose a question.

My mother is obsessed with phantom hourglass, has finished it twice and is on her third play through.

I need to find a game like it, control wise. She enjoys the whole touch screen intereactivity thing, are there any other games, rpgs, platformers, that do not require the use of buttons?

edit: trauma centre looks like a viable option.
 
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Great Thread.

A lot of great stuff on there. One thing, though-Why isn't Exclamation Warriors being translated? The game looks fucking great and I assume the language barrier on a game which completely runs through communication is huge.
 
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I did a Ctrl+F on every DS game I once owned (8), every DS game I still own (22), and every DS game I'm looking forward to (17). And it turns out that the only things missing from this awesome, awesome thread fall into one of these categories:

-Games I wouldn't recommend anyway
-Games that I'm sure you would have put in if they had any media released (Dragon Quest VI, Sonic RPG, the third DS Castlevania)
-Some really niche future releases that I'm not even sure I want in the first place
-Ports (mostly Mario 64)
-Games that most of GAF wouldn't care for, although I personally liked them (Big Brain Academy, Magical Starsign)



Hcoregamer00 said:
even for a DS veteran like me this thread is an eye opener.

This made me realize how many awesome DS games I DON'T have.
Likewise, and it's also true for stuff I'm looking forward to.
 
Jun 9, 2004
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Castlevania: POR and Pokemon are the only games I've bought for DS in the last 18 months. So many games I'm interested in and not nearly enough time or money to play even half of them.
 

LiQuid!

I proudly and openly admit to wishing death upon the mothers of people I don't like
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This is probably the best thread GAF will ever see. I'm gonna go hug my DS now.

The best part is that I could list at the very least, and just off the top of my head, about a half dozen more games to be added to most of these categories.
 
Nov 10, 2007
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Oh, should not have come in here.

Guys. I don't have money. When I do get money, it's supposed to go to PS3 games and accessories. STOP TRYING TO GET ME TO BUY GAMES ON OTHER CONSOLES

(I want Sonic Rush Adventure and Geo Wars and Contra and that thing that looks like Power Rangers :()
 
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Games I think should warrant inclusion:

My Frogger Toy Trials
Master of Illusion
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
Pokémon Ranger
Super Mario 64 DS
Mario Party DS
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble
Bomberman Land Touch! (honestly now, no Bomberman Land Touch!?)
Bomberman Land Touch! 2
Bomberman Story DS
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!
Custom Robo Arena
Drawn to Life
My Word Coach
Trace Memory
The Rub Rabbits! (better than FtM in every way)
SimCity DS
Brothers in Arms DS
Over the Hedge
 

Crushed

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Aug 10, 2007
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Oh God, this is making me feel guilty for my trip to Best Buy yesterday.

I thought I only had enough on me for one game (Zack & Wiki), so I passed up (after a LOT of reluctance) on Contra 4 and Front Mission.

It turned out later that I had enough money to buy a DS game along with Z&W as well. :'(
 
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ethelred am winnar

*bookmarks thread*

Someone should do a thread EXACTLY LIKE THIS for PSP. For when I get mine. Doooo eeeet.